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Tigh na Phoirt Deas

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The deck
Relax on swing
Lets go fishing from the garden
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
This charming self catering holiday home on the Isle of Lewis offers tasteful accommodation midway between Stornoway and the Isle of Harris in the Rural village of Balallan. Formerly a pumping house for Scottish Water, the property has been expertly converted into a lovely holiday home that caters for upto 6 persons over two floors. Whatever your reason for holidaying on this historic Island (Fishing Holidays, Relaxation, Hill Walking or sight seeing), this holiday cottage offers everything the everyday modern holidaymaker expects.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Douglas and Erica B
Hosting since December 2013
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (38)
Julia G
Julia G
1 contribution
Enjoyed a superb week in this comfortable and well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting by the loch. Every cottage should have a swing seat - ideal for quietly watching the wildlife! Will certainly be back.
Visited September 2022
Written September 12, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jen R
Jen R
2 contributions
We have just spent a week in this beautiful cottage. The photos do not do it justice! We were a party of 4 adults, 2 dogs and one baby. We deliberately chose the location for ease of visiting both Harris and Lewis as its pretty central. This is our fourth visit to the island and this cottage is the best we have stayed in. The cottage was very comfortable and kitted out with everything we would need. On arrival we were greeted with a lovely welcome pack and the cottage was toasty and warm. The cottage has been updated since we booked and the spiral staircase mentioned in previous reviews has been replaced with a standard staircase. The bedrooms upstairs in particular are gorgeous. The whole place is very quiet and the situation beside the loch made for a very special location. The decking with its swing and picnic bench were a great place to sit and relax. My husband spent evenings and mornings fishing for brown trout, they gave him the run around and unfortunately outsmarted him! The owners were very responsive when we had a minor issue and came out the same day to fix it. We would love to return and would totally recommend the cottage to anyone visiting the island.
Visited April 2022
Written April 29, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sasha
Sasha
1 contribution
Spent a week at this lovely cottage...three adults and three children. It was spotlessly clean, spacious and well equipped with everything we needed. A real home from home. The location at the loch edge is outstanding and we enjoyed fishing and just taking in the view. It's located by the main road between Stornoway and Tarbert giving easy access to all parts of the island. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would book again if visiting the Hebrides.
Visited April 2022
Written April 17, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mrsod
mrsod
Lanark, United Kingdom4 contributions
Really enjoyed our week staying in the cottage. The location is 10/10. We found the house fully equipped with everything needed for our stay. Comfortable, warm, welcoming, and the view is just superb. The location is the perfect place in Lewis to be based to explore the island and the local shop is a short drive ( 10min) is well stocked with lots of essentials. Our favourite time was sitting on the porch swing in the evening peacefully watching the trout jump out the loch for their dinner while the neighbourhood Robin sang us a song. Good phone and internet reception ( for the young ones) The only fault I could say is for some people the spiral stairs could be difficult to climb. My husband, my dog and I can’t wait to return to relax and enjoy sitting by the log fire & taking in the perfect view.
Visited September 2021
Written September 26, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lee W
Lee W
United Kingdom2 contributions
A well-maintained, very attractive and spacious holiday home with all the comforts one would need, whatever the weather. The facilities are good (TV's in three rooms, WiFi); kitchen is well-equipped; and bedrooms are airy. The swing chair and master bedroom balcony, both overlooking the lake, are nice touches and the rowing boat is a real bonus. The property itself is centrally situated, about 20 minutes drive outside of Stornaway and pretty equidistant between the Point of Ness (north), Leverburgh (south), and Mangersta and Luskentyre Beaches (west). If I was to be picky, i'd say that the tight spiral staircase to the upper floor was a challenge for the bleary-eyed.
Visited July 2021
Written August 5, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Katrina
Katrina
Burntisland, United Kingdom1 contribution
You couldn't ask for a better holiday home! The cottage is in a remote and peaceful location, but in a central position for exploring all that Harris and Lewis have to offer. It's so relaxing to sit on the porch swing, whatever the weather, when all you can hear is the local wildlife. And it's idyllic to potter around the loch on your own rowing boat. Highly recommend. We'll be back!
Visited June 2021
Written June 9, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Calum L
Calum L
1 contribution
We spent a week at Tigh na Phoirt Deas and the first point to make is how stunning the location is waking up each morning to look out over the Loch is incredible. Arriving at the cottage the place was immaculately clean and tidy. The fire had already been set up so all that was needed was to light it although we didn't use it untill the end of the stay as the place was lovely and warm. It has a lovley cosy feel inside. We took our dog with us and it's great that this place is pet friendly as not many places are. He loved sitting out side in the evenings and swimming in the Loch. He even ventured out on the boat with us for a spot of fishing. The place had everything we needed. The upstairs bedroom had a great veiw from the balcony looking down the loch. We would definitely stay here again.
Visited May 2021
Written May 23, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Inspiration542858
Inspiration542858
1 contribution
Views of the sun rise in the morning and the moon reflecting off the Loch in the evening were fantastic, so the camera I bought for my wife’s birthday was used to maximum effect. Fishing was an experience I haven’t done for 45 years and although I made a hash of it my wife found the experience most enjoyable. Perfect location for touring around the island. Only downside for us was there was no restaurant/pub eatery within 5 miles as most places closed for the season. Big positive for us were the hand dived scallops and freshly picked mussels from the Sea food Shack.
Visited November 2019
Written November 18, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tru H
Tru H
Sheffield, United Kingdom7 contributions
The cottage is very warm and comfortable and equipped with everything you could need. The master bedroom is particularly attractive and the bed is extremely comfortable. We enjoyed eating our breakfast while looking out over the loch. We tried to get our dog to go out in the rowing boat with us but she refused!
Visited July 2019
Written July 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee609675
Sightsee609675
Hi Tru, thank you for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Douglas and Erica
Written July 21, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jackieban
jackieban
19 contributions
Well what can we say, we stayed a very enjoyable 2 weeks at Tigh na Phoirt Deas and thouroughly enjoyed every second. We did not want to leave. Douglas & Erica have thought of everything to make the stay enjoyable, the boat was great on a evening to go out onto the loch. The whole holiday on Lewis & Harris was amazing. Thank you so much for making our holiday special a great base for exploring thd islands.😊😊 Jackie, Nick & Jack.
Visited June 2019
Written June 30, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee609675
Sightsee609675
Hi Jackie, Thank you for your kind words and delighted you enjoyed your holiday. Kind regards Douglas and Erica
Written July 16, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Tigh na Phoirt Deas

Tigh na Phoirt Deas is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Tigh na Phoirt Deas has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Tigh na Phoirt Deas has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Tigh na Phoirt Deas must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.